Joey Robinson Memorial Ride

Joseph Robinson was killed while riding his bicycle in Santiago Canyon last year on Super bowl Sunday when he was struck by a motor vehicle.

To honor & remember Joey Robinson, his friends and Jax Bicycles co-workers will be doing what Joey loved, riding… All cyclists are encouraged to attend Joey’s memorial ride.

We will be riding to Joey’s memorial “Ghost Bike” on Santiago Canyon to raise awareness that we are here & that we all need to SHARE the road.

The city allows Ghost Bikes to be placed on the anniversary of a cyclist death and to remain for 60 days.

When: Monday, February, 2nd 2015 – Meet at 6:30 am & Roll Out by 6:45 am (be back to Jax Irvine by 9 am)

Where: Jax Bicycle Center – Irvine – 14210-6H Culver Dr., Irvine, CA 92604

This will be a casual ride to spread awareness. Please share this ride information and we look forward to ride with you.

Somer Gonzalez Pre-Trial Hearing Report

In the case against Somer Gonzalez in the death of cyclist Joey Robinson on Santiago Canyon Road last February, there was a pre-trial hearing on January 21st to determine if there was enough evidence to send the proceedings to a jury trial.

Both sides presented evidence, examined and cross examined the CHP motor Law Enforcement Officer, and made a final statement.

The judge determined that there was enough evidence to move the process towards a jury trial with the charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run, plus four other lesser charges.

The defendant is in custody in lieu of $150,000 bail.

The next court date set is February 3, 2015.

Those attending in support of the victim, and perhaps to make victim’s statements were Joey’s family, the victim’s advocate, and representatives from MADD and Jax Bicycles, Joey’s employer. Victim’s statements were postponed to a future date.